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whistleblower edward snowden sitting tight in transit of the moscow airport confirms what amir buton dismissing conspiracy theories of u.s. officials as nonsense. he while the u.s. is trying to throw the world off prisms sentence saying it's fine project only targets terrorists on social networks and i phones but doubts emerge that extremists use them in the first place. air bones economics the u.k. chancellor has more bad news in store for the british public set to lay out his plans to slash another eleven point five billion pounds from government budgets.
two pm in moscow i matter as a good to have you with us here on r t our top story russia is all but ruled out any chance of extraditing america's most wanted man currently holed up in transit at a moscow airport president vladimir putin says edward snowden never crossed into russian territory rendering him immune to any outside the government's reach let's get now for more let's get more in our forty's like sara show ski at sherman to the airport where snowden is thought to be. ever since edward snowden touched down in moscow on sunday it's been the biggest mystery for the last seventy two hours or so what his next move would be he was supposed to fly to have on the from moscow on monday he even checked in supposedly for that flight but never made it there ever since it's been speculated that he may have left the country on a different flight he may have left it elsewhere even some have been alleging that he may have been detained by the russian authorities to later to be extradited to the united states both of these claims were in fact quashed by the russian president who compared mr snowden to the case of another very famous whistleblower
. snowden's case is similar to that julian assange both called themselves defenders of human rights and fight for the freedom of information you have to ask yourself do such people need to be hunted down and put in prison but i personally would like to avoid cases like these is like sharing a pig knots of shrieking little fun while the russians were rather clear in their explanation as to why snowden would not be extradited to the united states the explanation coming from the chinese authorities as to why they didn't deny the extradition do not his face was deemed hilarious and amusing by many online now believe it or not the hong kong authorities said they would not extradite snowden because in the paperwork that the united states provided to the chinese for the extradition of the former n.s.a. man they did not specify what the j. in the edward j. snowden stood for joan or james so that's why they denied the extradition so of
course there's been lots of uproar about that coming from across the atlantic with some of the politicians in washington pointing the fingers at moscow and beijing for not cooperating with washington on the whistleblower on edward snowden some have even been alleging that snowden has been working together with the russian and the chinese special services this claim was yet again by both the russian foreign minister and the russian president. any accusations against russia and nothing but rubbish simply ravings a special services never interacted with snowden and they're not doing so you today edward snowden is not only the most wanted man across the atlantic he's also the most wanted man by the media now this blind he was supposed to board on monday carried more than a hall full of moskos international press corps basically they want to a three day holiday to the caribbean and now it's still speculated what's his next move would be sound are saying that he may wait for the dust to settle down and then move elsewhere some are saying that he may wait for his asylum plea to be
satisfied by either ecuador or vanessa well in any case we have more of a abort waiting for the next move of the world's most high profile whistleblower. russia may face consequences for its an action over snowden war and senior u.s. officials foremost among them secretary of state john kerry is despite moscow's refusal to take sides and wouldn't comment that the sooner the whistleblower leaves the better for everyone or he's got it on has more. u.s. secretary of state john kerry hinted at possible consequences that russia may face for its response on snowden saying at times russians have criminals in the u.s. they're looking for and he said the u.s. has cooperated on handing over seven of them in the past two years although if it were a russian whistleblower who stood up for civil liberties in russia it's kind of hard to imagine the u.s. handing them over very quickly especially the us were not legally obliged to do so and in the case of snowden we heard the russian president say russia had no legal authority to stop him from traveling formally he hasn't crossed the russian border
is a transit passenger didn't need a russian and he hasn't committed any crimes in russia moscow says russia doesn't want to have anything to do with mr stone but it's amazing how this story which had absolutely nothing to do with russia is all about russia now much of the media here has turned the whole snowden story into a story about putin they invite lawmakers and experts who focus on russia and putin here's for example senator mccain weighing in on the story. we got to start dealing with that amir putin in a realistic fashion for what he is he's an old k.g.b. colonel apparatchik that dreams of the days of the russian empire and he continues to stick your stamina for a broad variety of ways this kind of narrative in the media that's focused on russia certainly helps build up negative public opinion on snowden and eventually discredit his revelations the focus is not just on russia but also on china and here u.s. officials blast hong kong for letting slogan fly out one of these revelations the
fact that the u.s. spied on chinese research centers and universities here's the explanation that we heard from secretary kerry our surveillance activities on them it's our surveillance activities anonymously thousands of chinese and the chinese university mostly in order to be able to track terrorism if there is an act of terrorism or some linkage. that is appropriate some indian kind of whatever it is could be anywhere in the world whatever it is then you have to go to court and you have to have court approval in order to do anything that is actually name specific person specific so secretary kerry said the u.s. was spying on chinese research centers and universities to find terrorists a lot of people would find that response quite confusing china would probably not buy it so you see u.s. officials being quite a vase if on what they're actually doing pretty. on the messenger instead on edward
snowden and here's my colleague honest that's the trick in a on how the media here goes along with that narrative some journalists believe the shocking us government spying scandal is the biggest story of our lifetime i sit in my desk certainly have the authorities to to wiretap anyone from you or your accountant to a federal judge to even the president if i had a personal e-mail but big brother shamelessly watching millions of people in secret seems to be turning into little more than a cat and mouse chase by the american mainstream media snowden snowed snowden in my mind the only thing that's very really important. is it's really how the government is cracking down on. your mole over the boys but that's far from most of the media's focus instead snowden as the source not the substance of the n.s.a. scandal is all the rage betraying your country's kind of a fashion statement what to me the national security kim cardassian an old
technique called change the subject when you don't like the subject this is how you change you personalize it or you try to see what the problems are with the people who are delivering the message and ovoid actually explaining the message itself in this case a massive spy scandal has been turned into a possible case of treason as an alice in wonderland first comes the verdict then the trial with pundits eager to shoot the messenger we need to get very very serious about treason and old by the way for treason as in the case of bradley manning or edward snowden you bring back the death penalty from questioning whether the reporter who broke the scandal with snowden as his source should be punished along with the whistleblower why shouldn't you mr green will be charged with a crime to news reports focused on snowden's girlfriend what's curious she also packed everything up and left for the mainland to pointing fingers at any other government but their own whether china or russia has been able to sort of. about
knowledge from those computers while he's been in their countries of voiding the issue at hand seems to be a priority it doesn't surprise me that this would be this focus on the. snowden private. boys is it private affairs or his whereabouts and travelled instead on the credibly important revelations that he has given us the answer to the question why is simple because they failed to do their job to actually expose all this so now they're blaming somebody who has exposed it and it makes them look bad ditto for the government the media coverage of the n.s.a. scandal a litmus test for journalism that most are failing instead of cleaning up their act and dwindling ratings networks are busy looking for bad guys elsewhere instead of looking the real villain in the face when you consider the fact that as recently as the one nine hundred seventy s. richard nixon was forced to resign in large part because he thought well.
this is a huge change in our perception while a media war breaks out over supporting or hating edward snowden as little airtime as possible is actually dedicated to the spying on unsuspecting citizens itself the biggest privacy leak in recent u.s. history has shown the media to have little ability to deal with complex issues instead indulging themselves in a manhunt yet again but then again this shouldn't be too shocking when the finger pointing every now and then is paused it's stories like this that fill air time all of them are born the sound of your holiday your holiday weight oh i'm going to new york eric draitser new york pays political analyst thinks the government and media are collaborating waging a concentrated smear campaign against snowden. in the united states we see a concerted propaganda campaign designed to demonize and to destroy the image if
not the total character of snowden and we see this happening from the right wing and also from the left wing those who are attacking glenn greenwald for his revelations and snowden themselves this is now becoming a real story in the united states the way in which the controlled media is attacking snowden and serving the interests of the surveillance state and the partisanship behind president obama the united states certainly will not give up we've seen cases of extraordinary rendition from all over the globe carried out by the united states and it wasn't just in the context of so-called terrorists if i were snowden i would be working under the assumption that there really is no place anywhere on earth that will be one hundred percent safe but i think that the strategy that he has taken incorporating china incorporating russia using the infrastructure built up by wiki leaks is absolutely critical to ensuring his safety
while washington maintains a large scale surveillance project exposed by snowden targets only terrorism it apparently turns out that skype ing googling and chasing likes on facebook aren't something potential terrorists often do artie's arena gluco thanks look at what part of spider space they are and they actually occupy. there is suppose a quest for preventing terror attacks and increasing security prism only gathers data from the internet big players such as google sky facebook and so on but most of those who look forward to harvest or terrorist related information can find it only on the appropriate forums which are hidden deep within the so-called under web none of these resources in that realm are actually indexed by the major search engines in fact google how that one point admitted that it indexes a tiny fraction of just one percent of all data that's available on the web if you imagine it as an iceberg that you can understand that prism only covers the very top the very tip of the iceberg the rest of the information is actually not covered by prism according to dutch intelligence service but sensual terrorists go to these
core forums which are highly encrypted and hidden deep within the web so one really needs to know what they're looking for and where to find it a case in point could be this or not have brothers they have turned to one of the war no radical sources sometimes referred to as the vanity fair of al qaida though the web sites existence is no secret for some reason u.s. security services failed to track down the brothers' activity even after a tip off from russia and thereby they failed to prevent the boston bombings so although the cia and the n.s.a. say their surveillance programs are directed at protecting people it seems like they're too busy reading innocent people's emails human rights activist peter tatchell thinks the u.s. is trying to twist the snowden case and what it calls is shameful revelations to disguise the fact that he's been that it's been caught red handed. well of course the united states government will try and spin it whatever way it can to discredit edward snowden and to put its own policies in the best possible light but the fact
is instead of going for the messenger public focus and government focus should be on the message she's given which is that millions of people worldwide who are entirely innocent have been subjected to mass surveillance by the u.s. administration without the approval of congress congress never voted to put this system in place nor have the governments of any other country this is rogue spying by a rogue state i mean if it was edward snowden had been an iranian whistleblower who exposed global snooping by the terror around regime he would have been hailed by the united states as a horrific whistleblower he would have been lauded and pray. there is addition of cross talk also focuses on snowden's actions and what could await him in the future to him in a pretty intense debate next hour here's a preview. it's pretty clear that the longer he goes out on the lam so to speak and
particularly the places he's going or purported to going china russia cuba these are not places that are known for internet freedom so to speak either so i don't hear the shows i always hear and i mean internet freedom is not really interrupted here in russia but it's said all the time over and over again so and there's no evidence that he's there and he's going to recently said to me today she's there are there is no evidence that he's met with russian officials he's not even entered the country so we'll see what that means if you want to reply that you know just a little matter if just to correct it on ecuador you know ecuador has vastly i think they've had one of the fastest rates of growth of internet anywhere in the hemisphere in the last since korea has been in office and there's absolutely no monitor there's no censorship of internet and no evidence that the government is doing any kind of monitoring so you can definitely leave ecuador out of any list of
countries that you think is not a pioneer of internet freedom. russia's naval feet or a full naval fleet rubbing its hands and eagerly await a new member of the family says local shipbuilders unveil what they've done as part of a russian french project that includes construction of two high tech missile class helicopter carriers that's coming away after a short break stay with us. told me my language as well but i will only react to situations i have read the reports from. the pollution and no i will leave them to the state department to comment on your latter point of the month to say. the security of a car is on the dock you know. thank you no more weasel words. when you say you didn't read question the prepared for
a chase when you punish the ready for. freedom of speech. down to freedom to crush. british. time. markets. why not what's really happening to the global economy with max comes or no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into cars a report. seventeen minutes past the hour u.k. chancellor george osborne set to announce even more sweeping national cuts in his upcoming spending review he's already said almost twelve billion pounds need to be
shaved from government budgets and he's going to tell the british people just who is going to suffer the most but artie's are for of reports cutting crucial services back to the bare bones could have a devastating effect on the lives of the country's most vulnerable once a place of sanctuary now a peyton symbol of a stereotype burson a small garden was west stephanie will often sought refuge from her financial ways it was the case she'd raised a family but when her son moved out she was caught by the new government scheme that's the betting tax days in social housing with spare rooms let's face it cuts to the housing benefits only to somewhere smaller less than a month ago and the fifty three year old grandmother of one killed herself by stepping in front of a meeting lorry she left the suicide note behind the head devastated family about god knows how well she loved. and so maybe.
all that she'd know. the government insists that the cuts are necessary and that the current changes to the benefit system will eventually improve the lives of some of the poorest families but part of the wealth of a whole taking place right now angela murray had essential say she slashed from twenty hours a day to just three earlier this week she delivered a petition signed by forty five thousand people calling on the chancellor to invest in. if you think you know you haven't committed any crime in a situation. and you've suddenly been restricted to something like a prison. but how would you. face another fifty years of. many people.
having to pay. just. to have cut back. but this problem was caused. this problem was caused by. small tight knit communities like this one lived in might be a long way from westminster but as many of the people who live in communities like that have been among some of the hardest hit by the government. i'm sure i wouldn't . i'd rather be that. with the money. because what we all got.
to watch somebody in your community do what they don't want to be. experts have said that situations like stephanie's are avoidable and point to iceland as an example the country saw a collapse of its banking system a few years back but protected social spending cheesing stimulus save austerity jaring their banking crisis so right and into a three percent growth in two thousand and twelve compared to just not point two percent in the k. but with the government seemingly committed to their austerity drive the worry is that these cuts will for many more people across the like stephanie butcher's friends and family have affects the irreversible. r.t. . plans have been drawn up to get rid of a polluting paper factory on the shores of russia's lake by how it's set to be torn down replaced by these new style theme park with surrounding nature reserves but it
won't come cheap there is talk of half a billion dollars being needed i know the full details of how it will all be spent online. and paving the town why hundreds gather on a whim for old law ready to other in the ukrainian capital you can go on our site for the fun photo. the first piece of the jigsaw of russia's new look navy has taken to the seas today the stern of the minstrel class helicopter carrier built in russia st petersburg shipyard now operational in awaiting its trip to france where the whole ship will be assembled artie's murray if an ocean has been following the event that kicks off the strategically vital project between the two states. this strongly has been named a stroll an unusually cold wind in the grounds but it might also be a wind of change when it comes to relations between russia and. the us you think. you know
the truth about that fine ground according to the do two years ago this shipyard in st petersburg will play a vital role fabrication of vessels this section built here will soon had to france for completion before making the return journey to enter the service in russia's navy although there's no champagne available to celebrate here today because a bottle of it was just smashed on the sheep or rather on the section of an u. shape it's still a big day for a big ship as high as a fifteen story building and around two hundred meters long and then this trial cost will have enough capacity to carry sixteen helicopters up to forty tanks or armored vehicles and around six hundred troops and a range of around. forty thousand kilometers the equivalent of a single trip around the entire globe and what's even maybe more important if it is a multipurpose vessel if. this ship is like
a swiss knife it can be used both for military and civilian purposes it's a hospital it's a command point it's an assault ship and it's a headquarters it would be great for each of our four fleets to have that ship however the purchase of the two ships is not without its critics some of russia's own shipbuilders complain that france put a huge order to sort of the mastic shipyards they also say the deal has more political than economic benefits it's just recently emerged that the two mistrial quasi warships will not be able to operate in russia spuyten winters without special lubricants that means more expense for the navy and dependence on a foreign supply chain but others argue it's a win win situation for both countries france gets an order worth over a billion euro which will keep many of its shipbuilders in business more important now than ever because of the ongoing euro zone crisis while russia gets a warship that will considerably boost its military capacity and also gains access
to a very latest naval technology. this deal has brought us closer together with from paris promotes our interests in some areas and incidentally is being heavily criticized for it also demonstrates that russia is not a political outsider but a part of the european family. initially moscow had planned to buy for the mistrial closs warships but it has shelves those plans to buy the last two vessels at least for now the first ship is expected to join russia's navy by the end of next year with another one to follow and as to whether this one deal will lead to closer ties with paris mosco will simply have to wait to see which way the wind blows or if not. st petersburg. some other stories making go. headlines this hour the e.u. has decided to postpone further talks on turkey's membership to watch for at least four months to pressure from germany or live in other capitals criticized for
cracking down on anti-government protests at least twenty people were arrested in this city on tuesday for their alleged role in attacks on police during the last. u.s. president barack obama and his afghan counterpart hammad tars i have agreed to open talks with the taliban just a day after a brazen assault on the presidential palace in kabul by the militant group the two leaders also supported the recent opening of a taliban office in qatar where future negotiations can happen for extremists and three security guards died in tuesday's attack after militants use fake id cards to get into the high security zone in the center of the afghan capital. a chinese space capsule carrying three astronauts has returned to earth landing safely in northern china on its fifteen day mission the space ship successfully docked with a platform and in space an important step for the country having a fully operational station by two thousand and twenty it was trying his fifth manned mission to space in ten years. the dominance of the u.s. big three credit rating agencies could be under a threat as
a new hong kong based international agencies entered the arena after s. and p. moody's and fitch were used to being financial and political enforcement arms of the us r t s k d pilbeam has more. the big three have had their own way for over one hundred years but were ridiculed for not just failing to see the financial crash coming but making the situation worse by dishing out optimistic ratings for toxic mortgage backed investments and giving investors the confidence to pile it up until now accusations they knew exactly what they were doing which is that accusations but now it appears there might be some proof that the agencies were deliberately fooling investors rolling stone magazine has published details from a san diego based law appeared to show the mood is an s. and p. have been exchanging high ratings for cash according to the article e-mails have been found from s. and p. alice with with comments like this has to be the stupidest place i've watched it
out as you know i had difficulties explaining how we got those numbers since there is no science behind it these allegations are quite frightening considering the rating agencies put their rubber stamp on multi billion dollar deals and are still seen by many in the financial world as the backbone of the credit body i'll turn it into these agencies is not before time so kid universal credit rating group says it intends to reform the current regime the company based in hong kong will be made up of china's dugong u.s. agency jones and russia's reason writing on the head of research says it's all about balance a rating agency that is based in hong kong it is so that we can provide to the investment world. nother set of views that can be used to balance vestment views from the united states so the dominating days of the big three could